FRACTURE MECHANICS OF CONCRETE: WILL APPLICATIONS START TO EMERGE?

Fracture mechanics of concrete has developed into an active field of research in the past decades. It promises a rational solution technique to structural problems in reinforced concrete in the limit state. Numerical tools have been developed on the basis of fracture mechanics theories. The question to be addressed is how much of the early promise, i.e., the promise of a powerful rational numerical tool having predictive capabilities, has come true, and whether additional research is needed in order to further extend the range of applicability of the new tools.

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    Delft University of Technology

    Faculty of Civil Engineering, Stevin Laboratory, P.O. Box 5048
    2600 GA Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • van Mier, JGM
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 147-162
  • Serial:
    • Heron
    • Volume: 40
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Delft University of Technology
    • ISSN: 0046-7316

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2001 12:00AM